Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem-ServeScape
Andropogon gerardii  ~ Big Bluestem - Delivered By ServeScape
Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem-ServeScape
Andropogon gerardii ~ Big Bluestem-ServeScape

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Big Bluestem is a tall, colorful warm-season native grass that once dominated the Midwest prairies. The upright clumps of flattened foliage emerge grey to blue-green and mature to green with red hues before turning reddish-bronze with lavender tones after frost.  Flowering stalks extend above to foliage in late summer bearing 3-parted, finger-like purplish flower clusters. Grows best in full sun and well-drained soils.  Excellent drought tolerant once established.

Andropogon gerardii is a host for the Common Wood-Nymph butterfly and various Skipper butterflies.


Orn. Grass


North America, GA Native


4' - 6'


2 - 3'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8


Full Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Cut stems to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, Native Gardens, Rock Gardens, and containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Milkweed, Tickseed, Black-Eyed Susan

IMAGES: T.VoeklerAndropogon gerardii shrubCC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA, Andropogon gerardii (21092730152)CC BY-SA 2.0, (3) cassi saariTallgrass prairie flora Andropogon gerardiiCC BY-SA 4.0 ,(4) Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA, Andropogon gerardii (3904160434)CC BY-SA 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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